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Jimmy Dean  Jibben

Jim passed away at St. Michael's Hospital in Tyndall, South Dakota on March 7th, 2010 of natural causes at the age of 72.  He was born on January 25th, 1938 to Emery and Matilda Jibben, in Estelline, South Dakota.
Jim grew up near Nemo, South Dakota and graduated from Rapid City Central High School. Jim also served in the Army.  He enjoyed working as an outside salesman.
Jim was united in marriage to Nancy Plucker on September 3, 1986. They lived in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and later resided on a small farm near Dolton, South Dakota. Jim and Nancy recently resided in Tyndall, South Dakota.
Jim had nine children: sons Jimmy (Patti) Jibben, John Jibben, Joseph (Autum) Jibben and Jay (Mitch) Jibben, and daughters Judy (Barry) Beringer, Cheryl Jibben, Janelle Torres and Jennifer Jibben. Upon marriage to Nancy, he adopted Shara (Mike) Johnson and Dusti (Kelvin) Egan.
Jim had 36 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Siblings of Jim are Emery "Butch" (Inez) Jibben, Jennell Wilson, Joann (Mike) Copas and Butch Loger.
He was proceeded in death by a daughter Jennette Jibben, and also a half sister.  
Dad's loving pet, Shekela, was a great part of dad's every day life.  She would make him laugh until he cried.
Dad was nothing but a barrell of fun with so much laughter and a great sence of humor.  Stubborness often kicked in, with no other intention than to "drive us nuts."  Dad had charm and charisma to go along with his handsome good looks. Dad will be missed by all the friends and family who were blessed to know him.

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Well Dad it's been just short of a year that you left us behind. I know that you are in a much better place and really hope that you are not causing to much grief for others. If not causing grief, hope you are making everyone smile with the jokes you always had. I know that I can't just tell you, so I just needed to write a few things to you because you are not here to listen to me. I always enjoyed the wisdom, advice and what ever else you were able to give to me. This is what I have missed telling you. Alot has changed in all of our lives since you left. I really miss not having you to talk to on a daily basis. I miss the things we would complain about, the jokes, the silly things that you & mom would do during the day. Hearing you tell me about the funny things Shekla would do, to make you laugh. I really miss hearing your voice. I wanted to tell you that Mom is good and I talk to her two to three times every day. She seems okay but has her days, just like the rest of us. She misses you alot. We talk about the past the present & of course the future with not having you around. She always tells me that she wishes you were not gone. She was not ready for this to happen this soon. I also wanted to tell you that I am going to be a Grandma again. Josh & Teresa are expecting another baby boy in April. They won't tell anyone the name they have picked out. Thats okay I can wait. Braxten is getting big and he is a joy to be around. He is learning so much. Hard to tell you it all, but I'm sure you have been watching. They are also purchasing a home, they are so excited. Cullen is doing so much better. He has got his life on track and no Girl in his life for now. He realized that was not a good situation. I'm glad that he is doing good. Both of the boys talk about you alot and miss hearing your voice. Like I said, I miss you greatly and wish we had more time together. But like you have always said, I will be strong for myself and others. I did get that strength from you and mom. The words of wisdom will be passed on to the kids and the memories also. I smile everytime I think of our conversations and the things we have done. Do miss the jack rabbit hunting. You know what I mean. I will write things down again when I need to talk to you. I talk to you everyday and I always here what you would have said. That makes me smile also. I love you & I will see you on the other side. Lots of love

Shara Mar 1 2011 9:53 AM

Jim was one of a kind. my family always enjoyed seeing Jim he would bring a smile to our face.

Tyler & Becky McGregor Apr 4 2010 5:11 PM

Grandma Nancy, Sorry I couldn't Make it but always know I loved Grandpa more then anything. That is why i joined the army to follow his footsteps as a Soldier. I know today he is pround of me. I will miss him dearly miss the jokes when i got to talk to him on the phone. Grandpa you will be missed and love dearly I will see you one day In heaven......... Strong, But Army Strong Spc. Joshua Butch Raymond JIbben

Josh Jibben Mar 13 2010 10:57 AM

Nancy, All my thoughts and prayers are with you now. Stay strong and know Jim will be missed by many. Love Roxy

Roxy Mar 12 2010 5:43 AM

Nancy, when I returned your phone call I wasn't prepared for the news of Jimmy passing. I was expecting to hear that devilish little chuckle from him on the other end of the line. Oh how I'm going to miss that! You both brought so much joy into my day when you would call. Jimmy always left a smile on my face. Sometimes I would laugh for days after visiting with you two! Jimmy will always have a special place in my heart. My sympathy to you and your family. He will be missed! I truly believe that he's in a better place and I'll be willing to bet he made a Grand Entrance! Take care and keep in touch - Kela

Kela O'Farrell Mar 11 2010 6:33 PM

All of us here at Castle Woodworks really enjoyed working with Jimmy and hearing from him from time to time after he left. We are sorry for your loss.

Lisa Jurrens Mar 11 2010 9:15 AM

Sorry to those who lost the Husband,Father, Brother, and loved one..he is now in a better place..We all have our faults in life but as we all know Love does overcome it all in time..I am sorry we (my father and myself) were not as close the last years but that was our(mine and his) choice but i do and did love the man that was there to raise me to be the man I am today..sorry I couldn't make it there but one day i will see you again and we can catch up on our lives.. Goodbye Dad..I do Love you and always will..

Joseph Jibben Mar 9 2010 5:41 PM